Bell Ringers Middle/ High School ELA English

Being Miss B
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7th - 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
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Being Miss B


Tired of prepping? These Bell Ringers are great daily practice that keep students engaged. Use them as a "Minds On" activity as entry or exit tickets to class. The best part is they are PREPPED and READY TO GO in both PDF and Powerpoint Format!

Each day of the week is a new topic including:

- Monday: SAT Vocabulary: Students learn TWO SAT VOCABULARY words by first defining them on their own based on context clues, and then learning the definition.

- Tuesday: Common Grammar Mistakes: Students learn the proper grammar rule and how to apply them.

Grammar mistakes covered:

  • A lot vs Alot vs Lots (hint only one is right!)
  • Affect vs Effect
  • Their They're There
  • Semicolon Use
  • Lose vs Loose
  • Then vs Than
  • Must of, Would of, Could of = Must have, Would have, Could have
  • To Too Two
  • Colon Use
  • Who vs Whom
  • Accept vs Except
  • Comma Splices
  • Its vs It's
  • Farther vs Further
  • Compliments vs Complements
  • Gunna vs Going to
  • Laying vs Lying
  • Split Infinitives
  • Sentence Fragments
  • Passive Voice

- Wednesday: Editing Practice : Students correct a written passage (answers provided). All passages discuss the biographies of different authors.

Authors/ Poets/ Playwrights Biography's Discussed:

  • Kate Chopin
  • William Shakespeare
  • Maya Angelou
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Richard Wagamese
  • Lawrence Hill
  • Yann Martel
  • Langston Hughes
  • Rupi Kaur
  • Shinichi Hoshi
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • JK Rowling
  • Harper Lee
  • Stephen King
  • Jane Austen
  • Malcolm Gladwell
  • Hernando Tellez

- Thursday: Literary Devices: Students learn new literary devices and then identify them in a writing sample.

Devices Covered:

  • Alliteration
  • Consonance
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Assonance
  • Simile
  • Metaphor
  • Idiom
  • Hyperbole
  • Personification
  • Symbolism
  • Imagery
  • End Rhyme
  • Internal Rhyme
  • Repetition
  • Foreshadowing
  • Tone vs Mood
  • Characterization
  • Juxtaposition
  • Irony
  • Allusion

- Friday: Journal Question: Students are provided a journal prompt and are provided spaces to write and edit one another's work.

Appropriate for Grades 7-12

This Zipped File Includes It All!

1) Instructions for teachers

2) 20 weeks of slides 100+

3) Answers animated and built into slides

4) 5 minute timer on slides

5) Color and Black & White printable student handouts for answers (.PDF and .PPTX)

6) Important notes, sources and ideas in the lecture notes section of slides

Subjects It Relates To:

- ELL/ ESL Learning 

- Language Arts / ELA / English

- SAT Prep

- Grammar

Total Pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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